Which company would you rather work for - Publicis, VMLY&R or WPP?

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If you had to be randomly placed at an agency in a random part of the world, which you holding company you betting on? WPP, Publicis Groupe, Omnicom, IPG

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Is WPP 401k Match a lump sum amount at the end of the year or do they do it monthly? If the former, does that mean if I leave before 12/31 I won’t get that match money?

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I got a verbal offer from a WPP agency today. The role's budgeted salary is 5k less than my desired salary. The recruiter can get me closer but still not at my desired salary. Otherwise - it would… more

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I got a verbal offer from a WPP agency today. The role's budgeted salary is 5k less than my desired salary. The recruiter can get me closer but still not at my desired salary. Otherwise - it would… more

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Anybody looking forward to working at the WPP campus on Queen's Quay? I hear all the WPP agencies will be sharing common space like meeting rooms and a cafeteria. Any news on how the building is p… more

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As a rule of thumb, are WPP creatives not allowed to display their portfolio?

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What’s the ethics around avoiding conflict of interest when you’re a freelancer? Is it by company (don’t work with IPG & WPP agencies simultaneously), or by client (don’t work with two car brands … more

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Putting out a note: I am American, looking for a job in advertising in the UK. I know all of the challenges / hurdles involved (i've been hustling on this path for a while). If you are in the UK a… more

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Did anyone watch Mark Read’s COVID update yesterday where he said that he didn’t think a majority of our jobs could be done well remotely on a permanent basis? What does he think has been happening fo… more

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In a perfect world, how often would you like to go into the office? Never - Lovin' WFH Life, once/twice a month, once/twice a week, or every day?

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Why didn’t Omnicom kill off old timers like DDB or IPG getting rid of FCB or Publicis doing that to Saatchi and Burnett but WPP did?

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For a holding company with promotion and raise freezes, sure seeing a lot of top executives being promoted into new roles

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When are WPP agencies returning to office/moving to the waterfront? Is there a set number of days a week to be in office for?

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So my office continues to hire but nobody’s getting promoted. My frustration has peaked and I’ve gotten recruited from other agency’s for the position I feel I’ve worked hard to earn internally. But I… more

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WPP should give a mandatory day off on Nov 3 to vote- no meetings allowed

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Is time off/vacation and sick time negotiable with WPP? Specifically Ogilvy NY prior to accepting an offer? Heard it’s only 10 days of PTO. That’s crazy 🥴

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How long were you working for a company til you got a pay raise? My annual review is coming up and I'm wondering if it's acceptable to ask for one assuming it goes well? Been in the company a … more

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The year is 2032. WPP consolidates it’s integrated agency VMLJWTWUNAQAY&R-Ogilvy into an integrated team to service its single client, Amazon

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Any thoughts on WPP specifically VMLY&R? New industry for me and I was shocked when the recruiter said bonuses aren’t indus… more

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So I know everybody is taking about moving away from cities because WFH will presumably become the norm. But my holding company, WPP, is still talking about moving all of us to it’s new WPP campus (I … more

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Given the WPP fiasco on the merger and name change, wouldn’t all clients think that if WPP is doing such a bad job on their own branding, they would now be tempted to stay away from WPP shops as far a… more

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Anyone feel like WPP in particular is ruining the advertising industry? The other 100 year old agencies at other holding companies seem to be doing just fine.

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Does WPP have any worthwhile benefits/discounts to use when purchasing a home??

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Welcome to my fellow WPP agency pros! Let's use this as a community to talk about life at the company. Use the anonymity productively and be nice, please!

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What’s one thing you know now that you wish you would’ve known when you started out in the industry?

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That libel post about someone being a racist at Mindshare was taken down so 😂

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WPP or IPG?

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What salary should I ask for at a WPP agency for a Group CD role? I’d be working across agencies within the network…in NYC market

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Comment one thing you like about your WPP agency and why. Despite all the craziness of the last few months, working remote has brought many agency teams closer together.

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Mental health day emails that are comprised of lists of life hacks, apps and panel discussions feel like added work. A consideration: structural changes, like a top down requirement that everyone shut… more

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Does anyone understand the difference between the agency networks? I'm met by my leadership with a lot of conversion about how to solve big client asks with "the best of WPP"... But I do… more

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Has anyone in the US market successfully transferred within WPP to international markets? Specifically looking to transition US to UK via Inter-agency Tier 2 Visa. Any and all advice welcome!

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Has anyone at WPP ever received a “discretionary bonus?” And have you ever asked for RSP or other benefits beyond a gym discount and a free data plan... 🤔💀

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Anyone know anything about Red Fuse under WPP? Interviewing for a position there and any info is helpful!

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Has anyone switched agencies within WPP since the new policies came into effect?

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Okay, I'm planning to make a switch. I've never been interviewed at big4. Never tried Accenture, cognizant, infy and TCS too. I've worked with WPP company for close to 6 years now. Plannin… more

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Being sent to a client in Des Moines …what is there to even do? Any trendy places to eat/drink? Help

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My wife just told me shes pregnant with our first. What. a. week.

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Does anyone know why going into JFK is majorly delayed right now?

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Has anyone missed a manager promotion? Did you cope, leave?

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I was recently let go. When I interview, should I be upfront about this, or should I keep it vague — “looking for new opportunities”? It seems like it will come up when people ask why I’m leaving.

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